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Topic: Fun Fact About Kansas I bet a lot of you did knot know
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Fun Fact About Kansas I bet a lot of you did knot know

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Posted: Mar 21, 2018 2:52 PM
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It’s illegal to shoot rabbits from motorboats.
Dodge City is the windiest city in the United States, with an average wind speed of 14 mph.
Second only to Texas, there have been more meteorites found in Kansas than in any other state west of the Mississippi River.
67% of Kansas residents are Phags
At Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, waterbeds are used for horses in surgery.
In the town of Liberal, Kan., you can see a house that is an exact replica of Dorothy’s house in the movie “The Wizard of Oz.”
Historians have reported that Native Americans were living in Kansas as early as 12,000 B.C., and most of them were Phags
All the wheat grown in Kansas in a single year would fit in a train stretching from western Kansas to the Atlantic Ocean.
The first national hamburger chain started in Kansas when Walter Anderson opened the first White Castle hamburger restaurant in Wichita in 1921.
In Kansas, it is illegal to hunt whales, even though it is located in the middle of the country with no coastline in sight.
In Derby County, Kan., a law is in place that makes it illegal for any person to hit or punch a vending machine when it has stolen a ghay person’s money.
Urban legend has it the Gates of #### reside hidden in the Stull United Methodist Church in Stull, Kan.
Helium was discovered in 1905 at the University of Kansas.
Kansas ranks second nationally in average number of tornadoes per year (60) and third in tornadoes per 1,000 square miles (44)
William Purvis and Charles Wilson of Goodland, Kan. invented the helicopter in 1909.(both were Ghay)

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Posted: Mar 21, 2018 2:56 PM
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I'm actually equal parts cynicism and apathy. I'm always willing to believe the worst as long as it doesn't take too much effort.


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Posted: Mar 21, 2018 5:53 PM
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They also had a Tin man with rusty joints!!!

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Posted: Mar 21, 2018 3:11 PM
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Don't forget the statue of Deafy Boular the legless bricklayer in Atchison, Kansas.

So they got that goin for 'em.



Are these made up?

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Posted: Mar 21, 2018 3:39 PM
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They sound made up

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Posted: Mar 21, 2018 3:47 PM
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Another fun fact ---

I spent one night in Goodland, Kansas on my way to Denver. The two main topics of conversation in Goodland are the price of wheat and how cold it gets in winter. But, the conversation always takes place over a good steak.


So Kansas can be thanked for the White Castle scene in

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Posted: Mar 21, 2018 4:00 PM
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Saturday Night Fever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcRGFKiV9Bg


I spent six months on a project in Topeka @Payless Shoe Stores HQ

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Posted: Mar 21, 2018 4:19 PM
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Many moons (15 years) ago

Rented an apt in Lawrence and commuted to Topeka each day. Lawrence is a great college town.

I know folks were expecting a funny, but Lawrence really is a great place.

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Dust in the Wind peaked at #6 on the Billboard Chart in April of 1978

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Posted: Mar 21, 2018 4:21 PM
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I think that about covers it

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You lie!

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Posted: Mar 21, 2018 6:14 PM
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If Dodge is so windy, how was Matt Dillon so accurate?

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Posted: Mar 21, 2018 9:12 PM
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he used laser sights.

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Speaking of Matt Dillon...


Posted: Mar 22, 2018 8:31 AM
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I'll bet the guy's left arm looked like a hunk of swiss cheese. Every time he ever got shot, it was always in his left arm.


Fool.


Posted: Mar 22, 2018 8:39 AM
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Matthew always shot with the wind behind him, o' course.

~Festus Hagen


You left out Pizza Hut was invented there

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Posted: Mar 21, 2018 10:41 PM
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and I ate Rocky Mountain oysters in Wichita for the first time in my life.

Otherwise, good list.

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Posted: Mar 21, 2018 11:22 PM
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Just wondering if the terminus for the wheat train is Phag City, NC? TIA.

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Posted: Mar 21, 2018 11:33 PM
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And the world's largest ball of twine in Cawker City!


These facts were...


Posted: Mar 22, 2018 6:55 AM
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Thanks for sharing!

~JKB


I always heard it's illegal to scuba dive in the ocean in Kansas and


Posted: Mar 22, 2018 7:22 AM
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The penalty was death. Never believed it but now you got me thinking.

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Posted: Mar 22, 2018 7:29 AM
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Probably to save the whales....


Wrong!!!!!


Posted: Mar 22, 2018 8:39 AM
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The catching whale law is in NEBRASKA, not Kansas, and it was actually put there for a LOGICAL(albeit weird) REASON. A legislator was convinced that no one was reading the state budget bill before passing it, and stuck it right in the very middle of the new budget. Only one other legislator caught it and was sworn to secrecy, so the guy proved that no one was actually reading a very important piece of state legislation.


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